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Construction & Work Injuries Archives

Falling Bricks Injure 72-Year-Old Man at Manhattan High-Rise

A 72-year-old man was injured Friday afternoon when bricks fell from the façade of a 20-story high-rise building in Manhattan, crashing through scaffolding and scattering on the crowded sidewalk below.

Lack of Fall Protection the Most Cited OSHA Violation in 2017

By and large, the dangers which lead to construction accidents are already known, which makes it even more inexcusable when catastrophic or fatal accidents do happen. This is clear from the latest iteration of The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) list of its top 10 most-cited violations in 2017, which includes 9 of the same 10 violations as last year and indeed, many years before that.

Construction Worker Critically Injured in Fall at Brooklyn Church

A construction worker who was performing brick work is in critical condition after falling from the top of a scaffolding onto a sidewalk shed at a church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Monday, April 9.

Construction Worker Edgar Pazmino Fatally Injured in Forklift Accident

March 13, 2018 - A construction worker in Jamaica, Queens was crushed to death by a forklift on a construction site which was under an active Stop Work Order (SWO) due to multiple safety violations.

Ju Cong Wu Killed in Elevator Shaft Fall at Gramercy Construction Site

Tuesday January 23rd marks a somber beginning to the week. At around 8:50am, Ju Cong Wu, 33-year-old worker who was installing an elevator car at 111 East 24th Street, fell nine stories to the bottom of the shaft and was fatally injured. EMS arrived at the construction site and pronounced him dead.

Does the NYC Construction Boom Compromise Public Safety?

There is no sign of construction slowing down anytime soon in New York City. In fact, according to data from the Department of Buildings, the city issued over 88,000 construction permits in the past six months - a record high. Another report estimates that construction spending in our city will climb to reach a staggering $147.9 billion by the end of 2019.